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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #30 on: 01 March 2019, 03:51 PM »
That s funny.. We used to be the official distributor for Wahl in Taiwan.. Met him at the EICMA back in 2011. It's a fancy niche company with reasonable pricing, I think. Shame I didn't have much of a market for it here..

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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #31 on: 02 March 2019, 01:44 AM »
Rumb,

That sounds fantastic. I’ll investigate, thanks.

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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #32 on: 09 April 2019, 04:48 AM »
Hi All,

A bit of an update on this one, as requested by Goldacre.

The original engine has been off at a specialist with the aim of having custom pistons manfactured, for the last year or so with no luck.

Recently I was given a lead on a replacement short block 9:1 100.981 that was imported as a spare some time during the 1980s. I purchased that with the intention of either using it, or using it for parts. As standard piston rings are NLA, and this engine shows minimal signs of wear, it is looking very much like this being the basis for the project.

Here it is being transported, and after a bit of a clean (attached).

Head gaskets, trans seals and a new thermostat housing are currently on their way.

Regards,
Tim
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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #33 on: 09 April 2019, 05:15 AM »
Thanks Tim   8)

Hope it works out. How many belts does that crank pull have to run!? Or was it just pleased to see you?  ;D

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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #34 on: 09 April 2019, 08:17 PM »
No worries, yes there’s quite a few belts that’s for sure.

Tim
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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #35 on: 01 May 2019, 01:53 AM »
If and when TJ needs help locating items for it I will try to assist . As he knows where I now work .
Euro 6.9 255.6hp at the wheels. Watch this space.

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Re: TJs new 6.3
« Reply #36 on: 01 May 2019, 09:10 AM »
Thanks Motec, yes this is a project not for the faint of heart.

This engine was a heap of junk in many ways although I managed to salvage 7/8 pistons and have a good oil pump, sprockets, chain guides. Conrods are good and the crank could be used although is a bit rough (all the bearings were trashed).

I have had the original crank polished and it is now good for use with the standard bearings.

I’m turning my attention to the fuel injection pump at the moment as the original unit has been a fuel injection shop for over a year while they tried to source elements. I took a gamble and annihilated my credit card on a non seized but untested as-is “X” pump from the US. It was either that or a double solenoid one which would be useless aside from the elements.

After this I will then focus on a solution for the block/ pistons/ rings.

Tim
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1969 300SEL 6.3 1394